Norwich City signs Bournemouth defender Jack Stacey on a three-year deal

Norwich City have bolstered their defensive ranks by confirming the signing of Bournemouth's Jack Stacey on a three-year contract, with the deal coming into effect from July 1st.

The 27-year-old defender will become the second new addition to Norwich City's squad in this summer's transfer window, following the recent acquisition of Ashley Barnes.

Stacey's signing marks the end of his four-year tenure with Bournemouth, during which he made 98 appearances for the Cherries. These include 27 outings in the club's successful 2021/22 campaign, which resulted in their promotion to the Premier League.

Before his time at Bournemouth, Stacey played a significant role in Luton Town's back-to-back promotions. In the 2017/18 season, he was named the Hatters' Young Player of the Season as they secured second place in League Two.

The following season saw Stacey being awarded the club's Player of the Season accolade as they clinched the League One title.

Stacey started his football journey with Reading as a schoolboy, making six appearances for the Royals. He also had loan stints at Barnet, Carlisle United and Exeter City before finally moving to Luton ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Upon signing his contract, Stacey expressed his excitement, saying, "I'm really looking forward to getting started. It's a club whose ambitions match mine. One of the main things I spoke about with the head coach and with Stuart (Webber) is playing intense, fast, forward football, something I believe will suit my style of play and something that I can fit into. I'm really excited."

Norwich City's head coach, David Wagner, also spoke highly of the new signing, "Jack is a player we’ve been aware of for some time. He has a lot of experience, throughout the Football League and in the Premier League, and a great attitude and desire to drive this football club forward. We’re delighted to have won the race to sign him, and to have got the deal done early, as we know there was a lot of interest in him."